CorvusRuber Silence can be filled with anything, after all.
Agreed. Though I'm not saying that have to or even should be saying anything, just that they could.
I would like to just point out ReactOS, they used to have a blog that they would often neglect to update (and still do). Recently they put in the effort to make the project feel alive and constantly progressing (though honestly they progressing at about the same rate as before).
Their development is public, so you can see the constant code commits happening... They have a Twitter account that is constantly active with screen shots of software running on their OS, mentioning newly merged features, or people and their efforts improve the state of the OS...
Harvey People have been saying Solus is dead/dying since day one.
Back in the very early days of Solus, my main concern was the bus factor. There were so few people working on Solus, that if something happened I could see the project just dying. I still feel the the team is very small, but now it "feels" like Solus would survive (assuming the Solus team doesn't cross the street at once, or take the same plain...).
Now, I wouldn't say that Solus is dead, it's just quiet. That silence makes it feel like nothings happening beyond the maintaining Solus (we get our updates every week). I would like to point out that most software that dies tends to go into maintenance before it's abandoned.
Like I said, I know that there is a lot of work being done behind the scenes in private or local repos...
(Knowing and feeling are two totally different things)
Harvey When we had a public roadmap people complained about things taking a long time. Despite never having an ETA.
People will always complain about slow development, I'm watching the development of a few projects that are moving at glacial pace (from an end user perspective). Yes, they all have the "It will be ready, when it will be ready" mind set, and people still ask for ETA at times. But those people tend to be new to the project/community, the rest of us ether contribute or just watch development cycle and weigh in on public discussions.
The team behind Solus could fill the silence (with practically anything), and that would be appreciated.
But it's ultimately up to the Solus team to decide if its worth it, and how to do so.
I will continue using Solus regardless, I will consider Solus to be dead when I no longer get updates (which I don't see happening any time soon).